Hugh Morrow (senator)
Morrow was the son of Judge John C. and Mary Morrow. He grew up in Birmingham and attended the public schools, where his achievements allowed him to enter the University of Alabama as a sophomore. He earned his bachelor of arts and doctor of laws at Alabama in 1893 and 1894 respectively. While a student he excelled as a pitcher for the Crimson Tide baseball team and also worked as an English instructor.
He returned to Birmingham to practice law and served as assistant to Jefferson County Solicitor Lee Bradley from 1896 to 1899. After Bradley left that office, he and Morrow became partners in the firm of Bradley & Morrow, which later merged into Walker, Tillman, Campbell & Morrow.
He represented the group of investors who purchased the Sloss Iron & Steel Company from founder Colonel James Withers Sloss in 1885. He was elected president of Sloss-Sheffield in 1925 and under his leadership the original furnaces were updated with new equipment in 1926 and the company was sold to U.S. Pipe in 1942.
|Events||Magic City Brewfest · Preserve Jazz Festival · Sloss Fright Furnace · Stokin' the Fire BBQ Festival|
|Exhibits||Engine No. 4018 · Sloss Quarters|
|Owners||Sloss Furnace Company · Sloss Iron & Steel Company · Sloss-Sheffield Steel & Iron Company · U.S. Pipe · Jim Walter Corporation|
|People||Joseph Johnston · Theophilus Jowers (The Ghost in Sloss Furnaces) · Hugh Morrow · James Sloss|
|Programs||Sloss Metal Arts · Sloss Performing Arts Program|